About Us

Kristin is a Southern Georgia belle, who graduated from UGA as a veterinarian May 2010. Carter grew up in NC, went on to seminary, became an ordained pastor, and has completed his doctorate of ministry. Carter resided in SC for about 7 years (4 of these years with Kristin), and we now reside in FL. After about a month of emailing, asking questions, and going through the steps of eharmony.com, we were full of excitement and became very eager to meet one another face to face. October 25, 2009, we met and enjoyed every minute together. We had no doubt God was going to strengthen our relationship with Him as well as with one another. Carter proposed August 9, 2010 on the boat in the middle of Lake Wylie at sunset. Kristin said "Yes" after some happy tears. We got married April 2, 2011 and what an amazing beautiful day that was! God has continued to bless us throughout our marriage. We look forward to see what He has in store for us each and every day. We are super blessed to be down in Boca serving the Lord. God is constantly surprising us with new callings!

October: Carter's Corner

Have you ever read Psalm 106:1, 107:1, 118:1, 118:39, 136:1? Take a moment now and look at those 5 verses. Do you see something similar about them? What about 1 Chronicles 16:34? Does it sound familiar?

Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good. His Love endures forever.

Those are some simple words yet so many times we forget them and don’t really take them to heart. God is Good. God loves us more than we can understand and imagine. His love endures FOREVER.

“Forever” stands even when we don’t deserve it or love God in return as well as before we set foot on the earth and long after we breathe our last breath. That is pretty AWEsome to say the least.

The second part of these scriptures in regards to His love enduring forever is the comfort to all of us who accept HIS love and the good things that He gives us. The first part of these is an imperative: “Give thanks to the Lord.” Once again, let us note what the verse says: “Give thanks to Lord for He is Good; His love endures forever.” What the verse does not say is: “Give thanks to the Lord when you think He is good to you.” It doesn’t say: “Give thanks to the Lord when things are going your way.” The giving thanks comes before the blessing in these verses. Therefore, we are supposed to give thanks to God regardless of what’s happening and BEFORE the blessings are showered upon us. I am always challenged by this. It would seem that we are quick to thank and bless God when things go well. And...instead of praising Him when things aren’t going our way, we question Him and question if we are doing what we are called to do. What would happen if our praise for HIM was regardless of our circumstances, regardless of what is going on in our lives and the world, and our praise was readily given to God for WHO HE IS, the God of the universe? (Instead of praising Him only for what He has done for ME.) Would that change how we worship and praise Him? Would that change how we live our lives?

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good; His love endures forever.” This is a statement that was repeated over and over again in Psalms. It WAS important to praise God first. It IS STILL very important to praise God today.

Lord God, help me to praise You FIRST. Amen. 
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